What's the difference between a job and a position?

Learn how positions are used in CompetencyCore to associate employees to job descriptions

Job: A description of requirements to perform a role, which might include competencies, responsibilities, education, etc. You’ll only need one for each role in your organization.

Position: A container for an employee. If multiple employees are performing the same role, create a position for each and associate all of those positions to one job. 


  • A job can have multiple positions, but each position can only be associated to one job.
  • Each position can only be filled by one user.
  • A user can have multiple positions for cases where a user performs more than one role.